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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Housing
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B
  5. Diversity
    B+
  6. Jobs
    B+
  7. Weather
    A-
  8. Cost of Living
    C
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    B-
Canyon County is located in Idaho with a population of 212,230. In Canyon County, most residents own their homes. In Canyon County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Canyon County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Canyon County are above average.
Population
212,230

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$159,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$846
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Canyon County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    191.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    503.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,524.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    272
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Canyon County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,143
National
$55,322

Canyon County Reviews

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Canyon county is a beautiful place it live. Cities are fast growing, yet slow paced. Although not as diverse as other cities, Canyon County offers a range of unique cultures and experiences. One can undergo a wide array of activities varying from hiking, boating at the lake, fishing, trail walks, to experiencing some of the best food, and shopping. The only change I would like to see is in the school systems. It’s crucial to teach kids to be creative outside-of-the-box thinkers, and over the years I have sadly witnessed many of our creative programs cut due financial problems. Students are missing out on the education they deserve because of inadequate teacher training, budget cuts, and unfortunately votes cut short that are needed to promote schools. Due to this, students are finding it harder to earn money for expensive university costs. These are problems that I believe are extremely important in my community and need to be addressed with care and passion.
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Canyon county is so family friendly. We love it here! The community is incredibly supportive of one another. We are big supporters or organized sports of all ages and there are so many to choose from here in the valley.
Years ago this was a wonderful town. The crime rate has jumped (especially car theft and drug use). The job market is lacking, with low paying jobs. Lastly the housing is significantly more expensive than what is affordable compared to wages. The only reason to live here is outdoor life or commuting to Boise for work or school.